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USQ Secondary Schools Moot Competition

Hosted by the School of Law and Justice and established for schools in the Darling Downs, Lockyer, Ipswich and Springfield regions, this free competition broadens the knowledge and experience of law for Year 11 and 12 secondary students.

Through close analysis and argument of a legal problem, competitors will gain valuable and fun practical experience in a law court environment and a better understanding of how the law functions. In fact students who moot at USQ Springfield will have the opportunity to use authentic, turn of the century court room furniture previously used in Ipswich District Courtrooms – generously donated by the Ipswich and District Law Association.


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The 2018 Winning Team

Alissa Woods, Sienna Davis and Lilli Anderson from Fairholme College.

The 2018 Runners-up

Kaitlyn Cairns, Kody Buchan and Jemilla Strode-Smith from Toowoomba State High School.

The Best Advocate

Alissa Woods from Fairholme College being presented with her prize by Lynn Armstrong of Best of Best Wilson Buckley Family Law.

Our Judges

The Honourable Justice Robert Gotterson (Supreme Court of Queensland) and Judge Alexander Horneman-Wren (District Court of Queensland) presenting the 2018 winning Barristers with their awards (Professor Reid Mortensen absent from photo).

Want to know more about Law at USQ?

At the University of Southern Queensland, we aim to make study possible and enjoyable for you. So whether it’s full-time or part-time, online or on-campus or a combination of these, the choice is yours and we’ll be there to support you every step of the way!